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18th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1939 Margaret Atwood (poet)

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Died:

2015 Jonah Lomu (famous rugby player, youngest ever All Black)

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On This Day:

1918 Latvia declares independence (from Russia)

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Have a good Sunday, 18th November

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6th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1970 Ethan Hawke (actor – Dead Poets Society)

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Died:

1893 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (composer – Swan Lake)

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On This Day:

1844 Dominican Republic granted independence (by Spain)

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Have a good Tuesday, 6th November

3rd November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Larry Holmes (boxer) 

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Died:

1954 Henri Matisse (painter and sculptor) 

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On This Day:

1918 Poland declares independence (from Russia)

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Have a good Saturday, 3rd November

29th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1971 Winona Ryder (actress)

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Died:

1618 Walter Raleigh (British explorer and scholar – beheaded for treason)

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On This Day:

1923 Turkey declares its independence (was the Ottoman Empire)

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Have a good Monday, 29th October

27th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1728 James Cook (first European to explore New Zealand and much of Australia)

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Died:

1505 Ivan The Great (Russian Prince who conquered Lithuania)

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On This Day:

2017 Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain (doesn’t succeed) 

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Have a good Saturday, 27th October

19th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Michael Gambon (actor – Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter)

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Died:

1745 Jonathan Swift (author – Gulliver’s Travels)

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On This Day:

1960 Mauritania granted independence (by France)

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Have  good Friday, 19th October

12th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Luciano Pavarotti (singer)

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Died:

1997 John Denver (Country Music singer)

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On This Day:

1968 Equatorial Guinea declares its independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Friday, 12th October